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Young American Jews are falling out of love with Israel

in an interesting analysis, Batya Ungar-Sargon, opinion editor of the Jewish American publication Forward, reports that younger American Jews are falling out of love with Israel. For instance, only 40% of young American Jews in a recent survey are “comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state,” and only 30% of them sympathize more with Israel than with the Palestinians. […]

Jewish Voice for Labour condemns Donald Trump’s decision

Jewish Voice for Labour condemns in the strongest possible terms Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. As Jeremy Corbyn has said, this move is ‘a reckless threat to peace’. It is also wounding and offensive to all Palestinians. It will hinder all who are working for a just resolution of the conflict under international law, in which Palestinian rights are fully respected…

JVL will be supporting the demonstration outside the US Embassy in London at 5.30 on Friday 8 December and calls on all its members and supporters to support demonstrations and events designed to persuade the United States to abandon this terrifying initiative. […]

No state visit for Donald Trump! Jewish groups speak out.

As groups representing many Jews in Britain we demand that any invitation to Donald Trump to come to the UK on an official visit should be immediately and publicly withdrawn. […]

The weaponisation of antisemitism in the US

The New School of Social Reserch, was founded in New York in 1918 as a centre for higher learning, independent critical research and progressive social and political engagement. In the 1930s and 1940s it was host to hundreds of exiled scholars from Nazi Germany and has maintained is critical edge ever since.

Today it is under fire for planning to host a panel on antisemitism which includes two activists who support boycotting Israel, Linda Sarsour and Rebecca Vilkomerson of Jewish Voice for Peace. […]

Expanding the definition of antisemitism hurts Jews

A version of this article was published a few days ago as under the title “Antisemitism on Campuses in the US”. That was the oral testimony presented by the author to the US House Judiciary Committee about proposed speech codes on November 7, 2017. Here, at the author’s request, we reproduce the written, expanded version of his argument. […]

Antisemitism on Campuses in the US

Testimony to the US House Committee on the Judiciary on November 7, 2017 at a hearing on ‘Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses’, is relevant more widely: “The problem is that we still are learning how to talk about Israel’s actual political power in ways that do not immediately echo much older and antisemitic depictions of imaginary Jewish power.” […]